There are stats that say marriages among people who met on an app are less likely to end after the first year, and despite a big cultural annoyance about the process, the vast majority of Americans think that, ultimately, apps a good way to meet people.Even anecdotally, a lot of the people I spoke to for this piece—all of whom self-identified as dating app haters—nevertheless met their long-term partner on an app.We met on a dating app and it’s less a product of my creativity and more a product of my generation.I’m a millennial and that’s how we meet each other.” (The special is funny and you should watch it.)Statistically speaking, there’s plenty of evidence that dating apps work—especially for those among us whose endgame is meeting a long-term partner.
While that may sound pretty niche, Veronica*, 35, who lives in Queens, says Feeld became her favorite dating app.
But then, “I woke up one day and decided I wanted to have a threesome, and that’s how I came to download Feeld,” she says.
She noted that the app immediately felt easier than Tinder or Bumble.
“To start with, the fact that I was on there looking for hot and fun people to hook up with, and anyone I matched with was looking for the same, meant that I got to skip the awkward first few dates,” she tells me.
“It also meant that I knew what I was in for, so I was never worried about someone suddenly becoming a slimeball.